Reminder: Consecutive Days Off can be placed above or below Prefer Off and Avoid bid preferences in a Reserve or Pairing bid group; however, it must be above all Award bid preferences. This bid cannot be forgotten and it will automatically be placed above your first Award bid preference, if you attempt to add it below an Award bid. The interface will not allow the bid to be moved below an Award bid, nor can an Award bid be moved above it.
It tells the N-PBS Scheduler to award you a block with a number (the number entered by you) of consecutive days off in a row.
You also have the option to add a date range to the bid. The N-PBS Scheduler attempts consecutive days off inside that range.
If you don't enter a date range, the consecutive days off could be awarded anywhere in the bid period.
You cannot add a number of days greater than the date range.
Set Condition Bid Examples
Set Condition 3 Consecutive Days Off In A Row
The N-PBS Scheduler attempts to build you a block with 3 consecutive days off in a row within the current bid period.
Set Condition 3 Consecutive Days Off In A Row Between Nov 10, 2010 and Nov 20, 2010
The N-PBS Scheduler attempts to build you a block with 3 consecutive days off in a row between Nov 10 and Nov 20.
Bidding for Multiple Sets of Consecutive Days Off
If you want to bid for multiple sets of consecutive days off in a row, you need to enter multiple Consecutive Days Off bids using different date ranges.
Set Condition 5 Consecutive Days Off In A Row Between Nov 18, 2012 And Nov 31, 2012
Set Condition 5 Consecutive Days Off In A Row Between Nov 2, 2012 And Nov 10, 2012
The N-PBS Scheduler will attempt to award you a block with 5 days off in a row between both sets of dates.
Consider the following example:
Set Condition 7 Consecutive Days Off In A Row
Set Condition 6 Consecutive Days Off In A Row
With this bid, the N-PBS Scheduler will only attempt to award one block of consecutive days off. If the first bid of 7 consecutive days is honored, the scheduler will consider the second bid as honored as well and continue to read the bid. It will not attempt to award a second bid of 6 consecutive days off; it will report as honored as well.